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Rua da Nascente 550, Sao Goncalo do Rio das Pedras, State of Minas Gerais 39153-000 Brazil
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#1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Sao Goncalo do Rio das Pedras
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A charming, rustic pousada in the mountains of Minas Gerais where peace, good conversation, great food are the main attractions. Colonial-style farmhouse and guest chalets occupy a large garden with beautiful mountain views. Complete tranquility, yet only 600 mts. down a country lane from Sao Goncalo's 18th-century village. On the Estrada Real between Diamantina, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and Serro, the first city in Brazil declared a National Heritage Trust. History, culture, and exuberant nature.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
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English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
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Valerie F wrote a review Sep 2015
Barrington, Rhode Island, United States11 contributions3 helpful votes
The minute you arrive you step into a beautiful, serene and inviting place! The entire vibe is relaxing and comfortable...the Inn Keepers are amazing! The food and drinks that are served are some of the best I've had. We spent our days visiting nearby towns and walking/wading through pristine rivers and waterfalls. Evenings spent talking with other guests, listening to music and night time star gazing...This place is truly wonderful...I'd go back in a heartbeat!
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Date of stay: May 2015
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Response from pnedwards, Owner at Pousada do Capao
Responded Sep 13, 2015
Queridos, We did have a great visit! and loved being able to show you our inn, our village, and a little bit of our region - packed a lot into a few days, but it was just too short. Thanks for kind comments. Makes our efforts all the more worthwhile. Abraços, P & M
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Alistair C wrote a review Jun 2015
8 contributions3 helpful votes
My girlfriend and I spent two nights at this wonderful pousada situated on the edge of the charming little village, Sao Goncalo do Rio das Pedras. We were welcomed by Peter and Marcia like old friends, who have really cultivated a quite wonderful family atmosphere at this pousada, typified by the chatter and laughter among guests and owners at dinner each night. The food prepared by Peter was absolutely exceptional, and included many delicious local products. We stayed in one of the private chalets, which was very comfortable, spacious and felt as if we had our own little house for the weekend. Even during a Brazilian holiday, everything felt wonderfully peaceful, both in the grounds of the pousada and the city itself. Peter and Marcia also gave us lots of excellent tips on where else to visit and stay in the region. Will definitely be coming again!
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Date of stay: May 2015
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Response from pnedwards, Owner at Pousada do Capao
Responded Jun 5, 2015
Prezados, It was our pleasure to have you spend the May 1st holiday here with us - great company, good bate papo. Thanks for taking the time to send your thoughtful comments - it means so much when guests appreciate what we are trying to do here. Até a próxima...Peter and Marcinha
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Vanessa H wrote a review Aug 2014
Missouri68 contributions36 helpful votes
We spent a weekend at this peaceful and beautiful place! São Gonçalo do Rio das Pedras is a place along the "Estrada Real"- which is a rough dirt road with gorgeous views of Minas Gerais moutains! This pousada is "tucked in", literally, inside this little village! Beautiful, clean, inviting, comfortable place! We stayed at one of the chalets- red one,the most spacious! Peter and Marcia are a very nice owners and hosts of it! Want to rest, nice views, peace and quiet? Way to go!
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Date of stay: August 2014
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Response from pnedwards, Owner at Pousada do Capao
Responded Aug 13, 2014
Joe - Marcinha and I so appreciate your taking the time to leave a comment about your stay here at the Pousada do Capão. We enjoyed your extended family and were pleased that your reunion was such a success. It was a rare treat for me to be able to spend a bit of time speaking in English with a compatriot! Abraços
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Texascountess wrote a review Jan 2014
Los Angeles, California37 contributions22 helpful votes
Though extremely hard to get to, (rent a 4 wheel drive, definitely), you will be so warmly received you will immediately forget how hard it was to get there. Peter is a gourmet chef and the meals were exceptional every night. Marcinha is a delight, too! You are welcome to cachaca, cool filtered water, and interesting reading materials. There are several very comfortable public rooms where you truly feel at home. Also Peter gave us so much help in the planning of this trip, referring us to friends and solving our biggest problem of where to stay before flying out of Belo Horizonte without going into the city. He even called to see if there was anything else he could do before we left. Who does that? A very special place indeed.
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Date of stay: November 2013
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: I would definitely stay in one of the chalets.
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Response from pnedwards, Owner at Pousada do Capao
Responded Jan 14, 2014
Thanks C (and S) for taking the time to write about your visit to São Gonçalo do Rio das Pedras and the Pousada do Capão. We both entirely enjoyed your company, your adventurer spirit, and our interesting conversations over breakfast and dinner!
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Jane A wrote a review Jan 2013
Sao Paulo, SP21 contributions6 helpful votes
This is just such a beautiful spot. The pousada itself is delightful. There are secluded chalets of varying sizes and styles. We stayed in the main house with the most amazing view and a very comfortable room. The owners who run the pousada are totally dedicated to making everything lovely. There is a delicious dinner served every evening at 20h and you sit together on long tables. The food is really very good. Peter and Marcinha are outstanding hosts and full of good tips on where to visit and always ready for a chat. The surrounding areas are wonderful - Lots of waterfalls and breathtaking scenery.
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Date of stay: January 2013
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Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: The rooms in the main house have the most amazing view but if there are other people staying on...
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$30 - $48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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BrazilState of Minas GeraisSao Goncalo do Rio das Pedras
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pousada do Capao
Which popular attractions are close to Pousada do Capao?
Nearby attractions include Cachoeira da Fumaca (2.5 miles), Cachoeira do Riachinho (3.5 miles), and Casa do Piano (0.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Pousada do Capao?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Pousada do Capao?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Pousada do Capao?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pousada do Capao?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pizza Capao Grande, Gatto Sete, and Comida Caseira da Dona Beli.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pousada do Capao?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.